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Art and Culture - Indian Dance and Music Schools  North America >> Art & Culture >> Mid-Western United States

Classical Indian dance and music of different genera -- South Indian, North Indian, classical, Hindustani, Carnatic-- are taught in schools and academies across the US. In this and other pages of the Art and Culture section of you will find extensive listings of academies, dance, music and other schools.

This comprehensive collection is unique on the web since most other music academy, dance school, institutes or listings of gurus on the web are either classifieds or restricted to a few cities. 

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Indian Dance and Music School in Colorado

Bollywood West
Bollywood & Indo-Western dance classes located in and around Denver & Boulder. Accepting registration for new classes. Contact Email: Ph: (303) 389.9832

Bharatanatyam, Carnatic Vocal Lessons/ Classical Music Lessons - Indian Classical Dance Classes in Aurora, Boulder, Thornton and Denver. Learn classical music/carnatic vocal singing in individual or group sessions. Classes available for kids and adults as well.
Contact Email:  or Call: 303-254-6368

Carnatic and Light Vocal / Veena Lessons
Gayathri Krishnamurthy has given various concerts in All India Radio and temples in India and the US. She is also specialized in Carnatic Theory, played/sang in fusion bands. Email : or Phone : 303-955-4778

Koothambalam School of Bharata Natyam
The School of Devadasi Sadir gives students and audiences the rare opportunity to witness and study this legendary Sacred Temple Dance of South India (Bharata Natyam) while honoring the original purity and depth of this ancient tradition. These dances posess the unique ability to stir the spirit, excite the mind, reveal truth and celebrate the divine. Group and private classes available to students of all ages.
Email : or Phone : 303. 444. 2573

Mudra Dance Studio
Dance classes in Denver, CO. 15844 E Purdue Drive, Aurora, CO 80013 Contact 720 252 4480

Denver, CO, TEL: (303) 442 9980
Learn sitar, sarod, vocal and others from senior disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar and Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. All levels, call Akbar School (303) 442 9980

Sri Paduka Society for Indian Classical Music, CO. (SPSICM)
Contact Email: Hari Devanath Ph: (303) 6840544

Shaayeri Dance
Located in Arvada, CO [Bollywood and Folk dancing for all ages and levels]

Contact Neha Goel  303-916-8648

Shivanjali Center for Fine Arts
founded by Puja Allepalli in 2004 is a culmination of her love to work with children and her passion for Bharatanatyam. Studio Location North Austin, South Austin. Contact Puja Allepalli - 303 254 6368


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Nivedita Rangnekar
Rangnekar povides professional instruction in Asian-Indian dance and offers an opportunity for individuals to experience a traditional and unique eastern art form in Indianapolis. Her aim is to foster cultural awareness and appreciation of Indian arts through collaboration and performances of authentic Indian classical and folk dances. Group and private lessons are available.
7436 Bramblewood Ln. Indianapolis, IN 46254 | Phone: (317) 297-3249 Contact Email:

Preeti Vasudevan
Indian classical dance, contemporary choreographer
362 Boylston St. #432, Carmel, IN 46032 | Phone: (317) 828-9551
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Kathak Indian Dance: Bollywoodiowa!
Instructor: Wendy Stegall Performing artist / instructor Wendy Stegall presents the essential traditional elements of this ancient, yet highly individualistic and improvisational dance form.Wendy also teaches bollywood dance in Fairfield, Iowa.
Call (641) 472-4222 or



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Amruthananda School of Bharata Natyam
Founded and directed by Nalini A. Raghavan. This dance institution, located in Louisiana's capital city, Baton Rouge, provides instruction in the Kalakshetra style of Bharata Natyam. 
Contact Email: 
Nalini A. Raghavan

Nalini A. Raghavan, Director, Amruthananda School of Bharata Natyam. 
Phone: 225-343-5172

Bharatanatyam: Indian Classical Dance
For Adults and Children Bharatanatyam - taught in the Tanjavur style for beginner, Intermidiate and Advanced levels Location : New Orleans, Lousiana. Email:

Srishti Dances of India
Founder and Artistic Director -Sunanda Nair
1012 St. Julien St.,Apt., D#3, Kenner,
Lousiana 70065 Phone : (504) 465 0146

Indian Music and Dance academies in Michigan MICHIGAN

Bharatha Choodamani Academy of Fine Arts  
Farmington Hills, Michigan. The school is run by Induvadana Malli, daughter and disciple of Guru Adyar. K. Lakshman. The school has a branch in Michigan, USA.  
Smt. Induvadana Malli
Phone Number : 248-476-3269 
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Laasya School of Indian Dance 
CLASSES OFFERED: Bharatanatya, Indian Folk and Bollywood styles of dancing
DIRECTOR: Vidya Krishnamurthy, who has over 18 years of dance teaching experience
3765 Everett Drive Rochester Hils, MICHIGAN-48307 USA
Phone Number : 248 853 2185 or 248 736 4729 
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Nritya Sudha's Hindu Temple Rhythms - The Vidyanjali Orchestra
24611 Seneca Avenue, Oak Park, Michigan 48237. Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, & Kathak classes, workshops and performances as taught by the Gurus of Sri Rajarajeshwari Bharata Natya Kalamandir of Mumbai, India. Bharata Natyam classes taught in the traditional Tanjore style. Annual performances, summer camps, and workshops by visiting artistes. Includes Professional carnatic orchestra available for arangetrams, rehearsals, and classical music performances. Includes vocalists, nattuvangam, mridangam, veena, harmonium, and violin upon request. Also creates original musical compositions and dance dramas.
Email: Smt. Sudha Chandrasekhar or call
(248) 399-0259

offers classes in Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam and Yoga
Nanditha Prabhu 21862 Ontaga Street Farmington Hills, Michigan - 48336

Phone - 248-381-2640 or Email: 

Odissi Dance in Lansing
Shreelina received intensive training under Guru Aloka Kanungo. Shreelina has performed at most major festivals in India including Khajuraho Dance Festival, Konark > Dance Festival, Puri Beach Festival, Uday Shankar Dance Festival and so on. Shreelina has featured on Indian national and "Star of Tomorrow Award 2002" from West Bengal Dance Group Federation among other competitive awards. Shreelina holds a first class Visharad in Odissi. A research fellow at Michigan State University, she teaches Odissi Dance in Lansing, Michigan. Contact Shreelina Ghosh Mukherjee - Email : or Telephone : 517-881-5748


Debjani Chakraborty 
1671 Century Circle Apt 119, Woodbury, MN 55125 
Contact Ph: (651) - 340 - 0948 or e-mail:  

Katha Dance Theatre 
Atistic Director: Rita Mustaphi
"Nritya Jyoti Dance Theatre" 
5444, Orchard Avenue North, Crystal, MN 55429 
Ph: (763) - 533-0756 

Nrityalaya Dance School  
Atistic Director: Padma Dharnipragada
 An Institution dedicated to the training and performance
Ph: (763) 416-6363

Ragamala Music and Dance Theater
Ragamala Music and Dance Theater's work provides a bridge between cultures both ancient and modern,exploring a unique style of living poetry for the stage. The company has gained a national reputation for its work with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, museums, senior citizen's homes, and commuinity centers.
711 West Lake Street, Suite 309, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact Tel: 612-824-1968 or Fax: 612-824-2892 or e-mail:

R.G.K Dance and Fitness Studio
Renu Kumar, the Founder of R.G.K Dance and Fitness Studio has been teaching and performing Modern Indian Dance in the Twin Cities since 1990.R.G.K Dance & Fitness Studio is the Plymouth area's leading Indian Dance Studio. It has been known for its an original and colorful dances.
17430 45th Ave. N, Plymouth, MN 55446
Phone: 763-227-0740


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Bollywood Shuffle
Only dance school in St. Louis teaching Bollywood Dance style. St. Louis, MO. Contact Email: 

Soorya Dance Company
268 Arbor Crest, St. Louis, MO 63021
Ph: 732-636-3869 or 314-397-5278
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Classes offered in Mohiniyattam and Bharatanatyam by Smitha Rajan
6937 Brassel Drive. O'Fallon, MO 63366. Contact Phone: (636)-379-1597 or Email:


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Jyothi Chintalapudi
kuchipudi Dance Teacher.
Address: 15632 underwood cir,
Omaha, NE-68118
Contact: Telephone: (402) 614 3738 or Email:


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Ratanpur Tarana Dance School - Artist Sharmistha Srivastava teaches Kathak, bollywood and all folk dances of India.
8306 Orange Station Loop
Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: 614-323-9483

Nalanda School of Asian Indian Dances
Instruction primaraly in Bharata Natyam,also folk dances from all over India. Director is Indira Satyapriya. The school is based in Worthington, Ohio. We also rent and sell all kinds of dance costumes and jewelry
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Sursangam School of Music
Hasu Patel, a disciple of Sitar Legend Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb, is one of the few distinguished female artists performing 'Raga Sangeet' on Sitar. As a performer/composer/teacher, she has dedicated her life to preserving and propagating in its pristine purity the fascinating, highly evolved traditional music of India. She weaves an elaborate sound that holds audiences captivated in concerts such as Woodstock Music Festival, The Chicago Jazz Festival and Sivananda Yoga Centers, etc.
To listen to her CD, GAYAKI SITAR, is a transcendental experience. Available at and
Available for Workshops, Lecture-Demonstrations, Collaborations, Compose Music for Dance Ensembles, Concerts, Music Festivals, Universities and Performing art centers. Teaching SITAR, TABLA, VOCAL
EMAIL: or Tel # 440-835-1988


Ajit Sen
Tabla and Vocal Classical Music. Lucknow gahrana. Student age - talented 4 years and older
Address: 2816 S. 109th E. Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74129. Contact Telephone: 918- 384-7084 EMAIL: 


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Chandini Sreedharan
I am trained in bharatanatyam and have many years of experience. I am a well known bollywood and filmi dancer. I have performed at numerous events and venues. I can train, teach, and choreograph students in a variety of different styles. I can choreograph dances in any language and I know a numerous number of Indian languages. I have training in indian classical music as well. I have my own studio where I conduct my classes. My students perform at numerous well known venues multiple times in the year. I am able to work my schedule and cost according to my student's needs.
Contact Telephone: (262) 527-1020 or E-mail: 

Kalaanjali, LLC
School of Dance & Music in Madison, Wisconsin, and was founded by Meenakshi Ganesan who has been performing Bharatanatyam for almost two decades. Meenakshi has a degree in Bharatanatyam and has won tens of awards and gold medals for her performances, including the title of "Nrithya Mayuri" (dancing peacock). The primary focus of Kalaanjali is the offering of training in Bharatanatyam although lessons are also offered for traditional folk dances and semi-classical dances. At Kalaanjali, Bharatanatyam students get a rigorous training in the Natyashastras, the foundational body of knowledge associated with Bharatanatyam.

Natyarpana school of Bharatnatam - Madison and Milwaukee
Kripa Baskaran [Style : Bharatnatyam ] Natyarpana dance company promotes India's cultural heritage through performances of Indian classical dance, music and theater in a traditional form. The company offers lecture demonstrations, dance presentations, workshops, master classes, multimedia presentations and academic presentations at universities, libraries and schools. Natyarpana offers year-round dance lessons in Madison and Milwaukee. The Company is directed by Kripa Baskaran. For More information on class locations in Madison and Milwaukee. 
Contact Ph:
608 831 6873  or E-mail: 


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